Why You Should Learn Another Language


Sarah Kayali

The ability to communicate with others is not only useful, but necessary. The access to languages other than your own is highly praised by others. Of course, you are also able to communicate with many different people despite your language barriers.

According to goabroad.com, “The advantages of learning foreign languages are mushrooming as the world becomes increasingly globalized and bilingualism is now perhaps the most useful real world skill to ever exist,” which is why knowing more languages can open more doors for you.

When a student at Taft was questioned whether or not he thought this ability to be necessary, he responded with “absolutely, when I came to the U.S. it was really hard to adapt to this new environment because I couldn’t communicate well with others. Learning the English language changed this.”

Stephanie Dalton Cowan

Learning another language doesn’t only affect your outside environment, however. According to The Guardian, learning another language can increase the size of your brain, and not only that, but it was also found that those people whose brain develops in hippocampus and areas of the cerebral cortex related to language learning had better language skills than those who did not develop in this area.

According to leadwithlanguage.org, people who speak more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, enhanced concentration, ability to multitask, and better listening skills. It also increases your knowledge of your native language and helps fend off dementia. People who learn another language are also better at multitasking and, in the long run, knowing a second language can give you that edge needed to land a job.

In conclusion, it can be determined that learning another language is good because it opens up new doors. Learning another language will help you progress and have better control of your native tongue, as well as give you an advantage over those who don’t know another language.